This Wednesday, fans will find an innovative, historic and just plain fun collection waiting for them when they step into their comic shops. On that day, DC Comics will publish WEDNESDAY COMICS, a deluxe, oversized hardcover edition of the acclaimed and first-of-its-kind 12-issue, weekly event. Originally printed last summer on unbound, color newsprint—at broadsheet newspaper dimension (14” X 20”) — each issue boasted 15 continuing features from the best talent working in the industry today. Now, for the first time ever, this unique publishing event will be collected in an equally original, oversized format. Here are just some of the high-profile creators involved in this groundbreaking graphic album: Bestselling Watchmen artist Dave Gibbons and Green Lantern cover artist Ryan Sook take on the apocalyptic tale of KAMANDI, the story of the last boy on earth. Newbery Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman (Sandman) joins Madman creator Mike Allred tell a tale of the cult favorite superhero, METAMORPHO, the Element Man. Paul Pope, Eisner award winning writer/artist of Batman: Year 100, Heavy Liquid and 100%, takes on the strange, science fiction world of ADAM STRANGE. Artist Lee Bermejo (Joker) and writer John Arcudi (B.P.R.D.) share a human story of SUPERMAN, originally syndicated in print in USA TODAY. NEW YORK TIMES-bestselling Joker writer Brian Azzarello rejoins his 100 Bullets co-creator Eduardo Risso for a hardboiled, neo-noir BATMAN tale. The series spans across genre and format, from superhero adventure to WWII dramas (Adam and Joe Kubert’s SGT. ROCK) to sci-fi classics, and across the exciting worlds of the DC Universe. To commemorate this, we’ve got a week that’s chock-full of WEDNESDAY COMICS treats and information, touching on every strip in the new hardcover. First up we have a look at BATMAN artist Eduardo Risso and SUPERMAN artist Lee Bermejo’s designs for the characters, with comments from Art Director and WEDNESDAY COMICS mastermind Mark Chiarello. Click below for more.
It’s WEDNESDAY all week long at The Source
BY: DCE Editorial
Monday, May 24th, 2010